Redding Pilgrim
Congregational Church, UCC

Council Reports

Reports filed by the council or its members

June 2014 Connecting Co-Co Report

June 7th, 2014

WE HAVE FAITH, in Redding In his book The Future of Faith, Harvey Cox makes an important distinction between faith and belief, stating that “faith is about deep-seated confidence… people we trust or the values we treasure… something more primordial than belief, more closely related to awe, love and wonder.” Christianity “began with Jesus and […]

May 2014 Connecting Co-Co Report

May 7th, 2014

We believe that the best days of Pilgrim Church are ahead of us! …and major strides can be accomplished toward those ends by the year 2020. It was a tight-knit, committed, faith community that started Pilgrim Church in 1957, as demonstrated by the recent documentary most of us have seen, but few of the offspring […]

May 2014 Church Council Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER:  Vice-Moderator Rubin Cruse called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. in the Fireside Room on May 33, 2014. OPENING PRAYER:  The invocation was given by Pastor Ann Corrin. ROLL CALL:  Those present were Rick Bonetti, Ann Corrin, Pam Crowe, Rubin Cruse, Micki Forell, Diane Hepburn, Bill Justice, Paula Kahler, Donna Nelson, […]

April 17 2014 Church Council Meeting Minutes

April 17th, 2014

Prior to early meeting due to Maundy Thursday, pizza was enjoyed by those in attendance. The meeting was called to order by Pastor Ann Corrin at 5:40 p.m.  She announced the resignation of Moderator Elizabeth Betancourt, due to new job requirement on the road. Vice-Moderator Rubin Cruse was absent and the Connecting Co-cos agreed that […]

April 2014 Connecting Co-Co Report

April 7th, 2014

Pilgrim Church Environmental Stewardship Resolution – A resolution was adopted by Pilgrim Council unanimously on April 17, 2014 that the staff and membership engage in building and grounds actions and cultural activities with prayerful consideration about the impact of these action on our Earth Home – specifically in the areas of energy, construction, materials, landscaping, […]

March 2014 Connecting Co-Co Report

March 7th, 2014

Why should people of faith care about the environment! We in the United Church of Christ understand scripture compels us to act on our faith grounded in wonder, reverence, love and respect for all of God’s creation. But clearly, God’s creation is groaning under the burden of injustice, greed, and arrogance. Our choices have resulted […]

February 20 2014 Church Council Meeting Minutes

February 20th, 2014

CALL TO ORDER: Due to the absence of the moderators, Larry Solberg called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. on February 20, in the Fireside Room.  Present were: Rick Bonetti, Heidi Brahms, Ann Corrin, John Crowe, Pam Crowe, Micki Forell, Diane Hepburn, Glenn Hoxie, Bill Justice, Donna Nelson, Larry Solberg, and Lu Trullinger. Guest, Cheryl […]

February 2014 Connecting Co-Co Report

February 7th, 2014

Connecting Ministry is making plans for Progressive Pilgrim’s participation in the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival on April 26, 2014, to be held on the grounds surrounding Redding City Hall. Our theme in 2014 will be Eco-Justice/Sustainability. Over the next two months we will be sharing resources, organizing and taking specific actions related to this […]

January 26 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes

January 26th, 2014

Prior to the Annual Meeting, moderator John Crowe announced the contest to name our ‘resident‘ beaver was complete. Young Brady Hepburn had the winning entry and our ‘friendly’ mammal shall be known as “CHEWY”!  A beautiful and delicious chocolate ‘beaver’ cake was created by Valentina Thayer, which was cut and served by Brady and enjoyed by […]

December 2013 Connecting Co-Co Report

December 7th, 2013

Christmas Baskets Canned goods and perishables for 21 Christmas baskets were purchased (using Pilgrim endowment interest funds) by Tara and Warren Swanson and Paula and Dick Kahler on December 19th, to be assembled at People Of Progress on 12/21/13. Proceeds for the boxes include generous donations from the congregation, both in the form of canned goods […]